Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
Actually they have the pieces to be a scary team. The only problem is the inconsistency of QB Josh Freeman. The dude has Doug Martin, Dallas Clark, Mike Williams, and Vincent Jackson with a solid OL. I have seen Freeman have some great games but then it is like he does not show up the following week. This is Josh's make it or break it year. Dude has potential but does not play smart at times. They have also addressed their DL in a few drafts with some solid players surrounding the defensive side of the ball.
Yes! Why they're almost like a "dream team." How can they fail?
I can't really fault them for trying to improve their team. While I agree the way the 49ers do business is the right way. Build through the draft, reward your own players and fill in whats left over to mid level vets. Without the guys that this regime for the bucs brought in, their roster wasn't exactly bursting with superstars. Their pass defense was really bad last year and now it seems like whenever teams bring in players with well respected NFL accompolishments, everybody harps on them as being too "dream team" like. Sometimes it works. The Patriots offense exploded with the additions of Randy Moss and Wes Welker (at the time wasn't the guy we know him as now). Their newest additions may not be on that level, but they improved an area of weakness. A healthy Revis gives them the guy that many agree is the best at what he does. Adding Goldson gives them that physical player that Schiano is trying to mold this team to be more like.
When the eagles added that all-star cast, they were expected to be playoff contenders before that and that was an effort to maximize that window but it didn't work. It was basically unneeded overkill. The bucs hardly have the same expectations with what they had before these moves as the eagles did before those. I think the bucs improved an area of weakness, rather than made a "dream team" esque set of moves.
[ Edited by Willisfn4life on Apr 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM ]